Carcinoids and Capsules: A Case Series Highlighting the Utility of Capsule Endoscopy in Patients With Small Bowel Carcinoids

@inproceedings{Noujaim2017CarcinoidsAC,
  title={Carcinoids and Capsules: A Case Series Highlighting the Utility of Capsule Endoscopy in Patients With Small Bowel Carcinoids},
  author={Michael G Noujaim and Jonathan Green and May Min and Christopher R Schlieve and Krunal Patel and Mitchell Aaron Cahan and David R. Cave},
  booktitle={Gastroenterology research},
  year={2017}
}
Background Neuroendocine tumors (NETs) or carcinoids arise at many different sites of the gastrointestinal tract. The small intestine is the most common site for NETs. Diagnosing small bowel carcinoids remains challenging given their non-specific presentations and the overall low incidence of small bowel tumors. Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) has significanly improved our ability to detect small bowel malignancies. We explore the value of VCE in the initial workup and management of a series of… CONTINUE READING

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